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Restoration / Re: Restoration of a Herrshoff Eagle
« Last post by MitchM on August 09, 2018, 12:39:37 PM »
considering  buying  a  76  my  self. similarly  situated  in  age, at  71  i think i  can s till handle a  sloop  rig.  notes on the  yan  amrs -- they are  tough  engines.  this  engine  might  be  perfectly  ok.  go on a  board  like  boat  diesel ,  and  order  up the  yan mar  service  manual.  you'll  save  $8k  in r e  engining..

let me  know  how  your  restoration is  coming  ??!?!
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Please correct phone/text CONTACT number - Peter at 203-975-8100.
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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Re: 1977 Herreshoff Eagle $4200 obo
« Last post by Bsanders on July 05, 2018, 09:15:57 AM »
Sorry Jeff
Boat sold 3 weeks ago
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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Re: 1977 Herreshoff Eagle $4200 obo
« Last post by ocean45 on July 05, 2018, 08:23:47 AM »
Hi. Is boat still available? Where is it located? Thanks, Jeff Dolinski.
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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / NY 40 in Hawaii
« Last post by Rob Caveney on July 04, 2018, 11:19:23 PM »
Does anyone have a current update on the status of "Wizard of Bristol", NY 40 Hull #775, last reported to be undergoing a "complete restoration" in Hawaii? For being such a historic boat, you'd think it would be getting more attention.
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Information like this is always appreciated, thank you very much!

Boston Boat Works was founded by Scott Smith and Mark Lindsay and they are still associated with the company as per its website.

Time to contact them?
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Herreshoff Designs Not Built By HMCo / 1957 Herreshoff Cape Cod Marlin
« Last post by Jhoughlaw on May 27, 2018, 10:14:12 AM »
I recently acquired this 1957 Cape Cod Marlin. This is the Cruiser model with self bailing cockpit. The boat was in MA. I am only the third owner and have kept the original name “Unda Maris” (French for “Wave of the Sea”).  I had her shipped to Florida in January. The boat was sound, but had really bad cosmetics.  I spent 3 months refurbishing her. I am very pleased with her performance and handling. She is surprisingly fast in a moderate breeze and well balanced. I get many compliments. The part of owning this boat I enjoy the most is the view from the dinghy as I go ashore after a sail.
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Hi Everybody....I'm a Guide at the Museum, have been for eight seasons.
Occasionally, we have Visitors whose relatives were former owners of Herreshoff boats.  Usually, the information they have is anecdotal, with no research value.
But last Fall, a couple came in, with whom I and anther Guide spent some time in the Hall of Boats.  The woman was admiring our H-23 (#1505s - CONTEST).  An offhand remark was made about how nice it would be to sail that boat.....to which she responded that her father used to own one of them.   Grasping at straws, I asked if it had a centerboard.  She said that it certainly did and that she had spent a lot of time raising and lowering it.  By deduction, she was referring to CRUSADER #1225s.  I did not get her name or the family's, but she did say that her brother is connected with/owns? Boston Boat Works, presently builders of MJM Yachts (powerboats).
Every once in a while, we have a chance to add something pertinent to the provenance of the Herreshoff boats....but I flubbed it this time.   Often, we can punctuate some of the slight information we get from Visitors, for them,  by checking the Herreshoff Registry, or the MIT book, or the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonne, while they are here.  Perhaps we might develop some incentive for such folks to dig a little deeper.at home or in their memories.
   Who knows how many opportunities the Guides have missed.  I am putting together a form to use when triggered by these occasions in the future.
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Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / Re: S boat spinnaker
« Last post by DaveHub on May 03, 2018, 03:32:02 PM »
Finally got all the hardware for the spinnaker!  She's all rigged and ready to go.  Found original gear!
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Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / "S" Boat 100th Anniversary!
« Last post by DaveHub on May 03, 2018, 03:30:17 PM »
Join us "S" boat fans next year for a number of events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the class!

Let me know if you need contact info.  Events will be in the Western Sound around Larchmont, as well as in Narragansett bay.  With special things at the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol.

Plans are well under way!

Dave
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